Spero Financial

Associate Volunteer Job Description

Role Description:

The Associate Volunteer Program is designed to train and prepare members for future potential Board of Director or Supervisory Committee positions ("Volunteer Positions"). An Associate Volunteer participates in strategic and general policy discussions with the Board of Directors and the management team under the supervision of the Board of Directors. The term for an Associate Volunteer will be one year, beginning on May 1 and renewable at the discretion of the Board of Directors.

This is an unpaid, non-voting, volunteer position. Associate Volunteers will be reimbursed for approved out-of-pocket expenses associated with their service.


Ideal candidates will have a mix of the following attributes: leadership skills, team player, inquisitive, dependable, community involvement, professional expertise as it relates to the Credit Union's mission, and governance focused.

  1. The knowledge of, or a willingness to learn about financial and auditing principles.
  2. A desire to invest resources (time and energy) to learn about the Credit Union, its services, the laws and governance regulations, and the job responsibilities of the Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee.
  3. The ability to make sound judgement, accept responsibility, and function effectively within a group.
  4. The willingness to serve the interest of all Spero Financial members.

Specific Duties:

  1. Successfully complete at least the first three modules of the Volunteer Achievement Program (VAP) through CUNA Professional Development's online website, or other appropriate training as designated by the Chairman, in the first six months of his/her term at the Credit Union's expense in order to be considered for reappointment.
  2. Complete all training required by the Board of Directors, including the Principles & Philosophies Conference (if feasible).
  3. Attend and participate in all Board monthly meetings (3rd Tuesday of each month) to which they are appointed, the Annual Meeting (April), and Planning Sessions.
  4. Upon approval of the Chairman of the Board, attend conferences, forums, or training (at Spero Financial's expense) that are allowed Directors in accordance with the organizational bylaws, policies, or otherwise adopted by the Board.
  5. Promote Spero Financial, as well as the Credit Union's products and services.
  6. Comply with confidentiality requested of all the Board of Directors.

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